Lisa Kannakko is a creative, driven freelance shooter/director/producer with 20+ years of expertise collaborating with clients toward the perfect shoot and end product.

She holds a MFA in Documentary Media, and a BAA in Photographic Arts, both from TMU. She's passionate about working with creatives to create compelling content.

Equipped with an unassuming air, Lisa is highly skilled at remaining calm in fast-paced situations, with limited time, restricted space, and diverse personalities.

Accustomed to working with available light and in the studio - this self-starter is a composed, even-keeled, and cooperative presence on set, or at your next event.

Lisa’s commitment to excellence has been featured in notable publications, including Rolling Stone Magazine, TIME, Toronto Life, Now Magazine, The Walrus, MacLean’s, Money Sense, and Cottage Life.

Film & Television clients include Disney Plus, Netflix, CBC Music, BMO, The Government of Ontario, Kraft, Budweiser, FOX, Toyota, Molson, CIBC, Tylenol, Southwest Airlines, and more.



"Lisa’s professionalism and creativity were only overshadowed by her talent. All aspects to her involvement in the production were handled with a deftness I have only seen previously in the most senior of 667 stills photographers. In a word her work was fantastic and I’d happily have her out on any of our future productions." - Justin Kelly, President, Timshel Pictures

"Over the past 14 years, I have hired Lisa to photograph our annual Signatures event coffee table book. The project requires all photography to be completed in a single day (an average of 300 unique objects to shoot on-site). Lisa is very professional, prompt, and efficient, she is a delight to work with. We have always been impressed with the quality of her work and her work ethic, hence the reason we hire her year after year." - Janice McRae, Executive Assistant/Event Manager, CTI Working Environments

"Always professional and keen to demonstrate her craft, Lisa is an asset that I would highly recommend for any project." - Sergio Galego, Agency Producer, Livewire

"I've worked with Lisa on several shoots. She's a pro. She has a way of putting actors at ease and getting the shots we need quickly and methodically." - Patrick Marshall, President, Adrem Brands